Artist Jeremy Blake’s Body Found

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A sad follow-up that most knew was eventually coming when we talked about it last week. Reports came out yesterday that the body of artist Jeremy Blake was discovered by a fisherman in New Jersey waters. Blake wandered into the ocean on July 17th, apparently in an attempt to commit suicide after his partner, Theresa Duncan, had taken her life in early July. Here is from his NY Times obituary about a coming retrospective of his work:

A new work in progress by Mr. Blake called “Glitterbest,” a collaboration with the musician and designer Malcolm McLaren, was to have been shown in an exhibition of Mr. Blake’s work at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington in late October. Older pieces scheduled for the exhibition will be shown, the gallery said, but the status of the new project is uncertain. Jonathan P. Binstock, the exhibition’s curator and a former curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran, said the gallery would try to “present as full a picture as possible of this work.”